Basketball Plays - Offensive Tactics and Strategies

Developing your basketball playbook is an essential part of any coaching role. By matching your team's unique strengths with a series of basketball plays that create matchup advantages and give your team the opportunity for high percentage shots, you'll be well on your way to a winning season!

  • The Point Guard Back Pick - Easy Layups All Day!

    Here's a simple, fun play you can use with all age levels. It uses a little bit of misdirection and a solid back screen to get your point guard streaking down the lane for an easy two!

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  • Quick Hitter Basketball Plays

    Whether it’s because you’ve only got a couple of seconds to get a shot off, or you simply want to try and catch the defense off guard, it’s a good idea to have a series of quick scoring plays you can call out from the sideline when your team needs a bucket.

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  • 12 Keys For Successful Half Court Offense

    Becoming a high-scoring offensive team isn't just about having a killer strategy... or players with an exceptional skill level. Training your athletes to execute their plays in the most efficient way possible will give you a big time advantage on the floor.

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    How To Get An Open 3 Pointer... When You Really Need One

    At the end of the game, whether you’re down three and need to go for the tie, or down two and feel like going for the ‘W’, as a coach, your going to need some quick hitting plays you can call to get you a good three point shot.

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    The UCLA 1-3-1 Offense - A Primer

    John Wooden, the originator of the 1-3-1, is often thought of as one of the greatest basketball coaches of all-time. His UCLA teams won 10 national championships over a 12 year period, with seven of those coming in a row, even including an unprecedented 88 game win streak.

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